Apple is expected to renew its tablet line in 2017 and introduce some new features to its hardware and software.
On the one hand, it is rumored that the new iPad of 2017 have three different sizes , the thinner side bezels , and a Home button integrated into the touch screen.
In addition, it is also speculated that the company could launch the Apple Pencil 2 alongside the new iPad models.
Be that as it may, one of the most interesting questions about the iPad that Apple will launch this year is what kind of connectivity their ports will use. Will Apple innovate with a USB-C port? Or will it simply stick with its iconic Lightning ports?
What is USB-C?
USB-C is an emerging connector in the technology industry capable of transmitting data and power. The USB-C connector was developed by USB Implementers Forum , a group of companies that founded the standard USB.
As with USB-Lightning ports, USB-C ports do not require specific orientation when connecting adapters. Cables also have the same connector on both ends.
The default protocol for the relatively new USB-C is USB 3.1, which offers 10Gbps. That is, theoretically it is twice as fast as USB 3.0 .
Will USB-C have the new iPad?
Apple focused its efforts on the USB-C power of its 12-inch MacBook and, more recently, its MacBook Pro with Touch Bar . This could be a good clue about the possible addition of the USB-C port in the new iPad models.
Switching to the USB-C port on iOS devices (both iPhone and iPad) would open up a whole world of possibilities for users to use more accessories . In addition to making them much more powerful and productive devices as a replacement for the PC.
What do you think about this? Do you think Apple should switch to the USB-C port on their iPad? Will you also remove the EarPods jack? And what about the iPhone, do you need a USB-C?
Via | 9to5mac